The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高检:检察院可指派聘请有专门知识的人参与办案 (New guide from Supreme People's Procuratorate allows Procuratorates to hire “persons with specialized knowledge" to participate in case handling activities)
Beijing News, April 3, 2018

Chinese police threaten wife of incommunicado lawyer with subversion charge
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2018

Tibetan monk jailed five years on charges “related to self-immolation” protest
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Man Booker prize criticized for changing Taiwanese author's nationality
The Guardian, April 3, 2018

China cracks down on spoofs of “Communist heroes”
Agence France-Presse, April 3, 2018

China's short video platforms face backlash over "vulgar content"
Technote, March 29, 2018

Cut sleeve, cut scenes: Gay films have a real hard time in China
Sixthtone, March 29, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Environmental whistleblower sues police for unlawful detention
Sixthtone, March 31, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s state-owned banks told to stop lending to local governments as debt crackdown intensifies
South China Morning Post, April 3, 2018

中國內遷製造業工廠振興鄉村 (Chinese factories migrate inland, seek growth in the countryside)
Financial Times, April 3, 2018

China “environment census” reveals 50% rise in pollution sources
The Guardian, March 31, 2018

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Taipei, Beijing spar over Taiwan premier's independence remarks
Retuers, April 3, 2018

Beijing's message for young Taiwanese: We mean business
The Christian Science Monitor, March 29, 2018

China saw 16-fold increase in returning jihadists in 2017, analyst says
South China Morning Post, April 2, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Nine Hong Kong student organisations slam Baptist University for "suppressing freedom" by suspending duo over protest
South China Morning Post, April 3, 2018

As China tightens squeeze, soul searching for Hong Kong's democracy movement
Reuters, April 3, 2018

民主派議員發佈建議書 倡改革懲教署改善囚權 (Pro-democracy lawmakers issue recommendations, urge correctional services to improve inmates’ rights)
Inmedia, April 3, 2018

Can Benny Tai be prosecuted for independence remarks under Hong Kong law? No, experts say
South China Morning Post, April 2, 2018

A Hong Kong newspaper on a mission to promote China’s soft power
The New York Times, July 15, 2017

Commentary (评论)

從批鬥戴耀廷看到比2003年草案更惡的23條立法可能 (Intense criticism of Benny Tai shows signs of tougher Article 23 legislation in future)
Inmedia, April 3, 2018

中國推行「基本收入」,可能嗎?應該嗎? (Can and should China implement universal basic income?)
The Initium, April 3, 2018

著迷與警惕:我這一代日本人眼裡的習近平 (Fascination and vigilance: How my generation of Japanese view Xi Jinping)
The New York Times, April 3, 2018

What Xi Jinping’s power grab means for Canada
The Conversation, April 2, 2018

Why Carrie Lam’s Youth Development Commission will do nothing for youth development
Hong Kong Free Press, April 2, 2018

China’s communist party is abandoning workers
The New York Times, April 2, 2018